QUERCUS myrsinifolia

Commonly known as Oak

Small and compact tree with dark green leaves which are paler beneath. Used as a windbreak at Caerhays
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Bamboo-like foliage to 12cm (5in) long, reddish when young.
  • Height
    12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Smooth, dark-grey bark. Solitary acorns in distinctively ringed cups.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun

QUERCUS myrsinifolia

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, 1854.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungus.
    Place of origin
    Southern China, Laos, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (Can be harmful to pets if eaten)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
Quercus - Care Guide
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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